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Judge Temporarily Blocks Alaska Medicaid Abortion Restrictions

The new rules would drastically redefine what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of Medicaid coverage.

The new rules would drastically redefine what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of Medicaid coverage.

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Lawsuit Challenges Attempt to Narrow Medicaid Coverage for Abortions in Alaska

Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a "medically necessary" abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.

Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a “medically necessary” abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.

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Another Year, Another Effort to Redefine “Medically-Necessary” Abortion Care in Alaska

Alaska State Capitol building.

The poor women of Alaska may be in for a drastic change when it comes to using Medicaid to pay for medically necessary abortions or abortions after a sexual assault.

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